Motivation

Taking Care of Yourself While Caregiving

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Motivation

Studies show that caregivers often neglect themselves when  caring for a loved one. Caregivers often suffer in silence and isolation. Many feel guilty when they can’t meet the demands and responsibilities of caregiving. When taking care of others it is easy to put our lives on hold, forego daily routines, and neglect our health. Learn important information and skills regarding: Misperceptions that contribute to caregiver stress, burnout, and depression Barriers that prevent people from making realistic lifestyle changes Effective Techniques and approaches on how to make positive...

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Maintaining Balance as a Caregiver

Posted by on May 15, 2014 in Blog, Motivation

Maintaining Balance as a Caregiver

  Caregivers are often so selfless in their care of a loved one that they neglect to take care of themselves. It is important to take care of yourself both physically and emotionally. Taking time off for yourself is not selfish and can help you improve your capacity to care for others.   Let others know what your needs are and make time to do the things that are important to you personally. Caregivers do an amazing work in caring for their loved ones. Recognize the important and good job you are doing and realize how valuable you are. Get as much information about caregiving as you...

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Caring for Yourself While Caring for Others

Posted by on Mar 14, 2014 in Motivation

Caring for Yourself While Caring for Others

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Improve your health and wellness while dealing with depression or fibromyalgia

Posted by on Jan 20, 2014 in Blog, Exercise, Motivation, Weight Loss

Improve your health and wellness while dealing with depression or fibromyalgia

We start the New Year off feeling optimistic and hopeful. We often promise ourselves to take better care of our health and wellness, especially if we suffer from depression or chronic illness, such as fibromyalgia. These are all good goals and good thoughts. But, within a few weeks, most people have given up their pursuit to fulfill those new goals and their New Year’s resolutions have fizzled out. In the book, Emotional Weight, author Colleen Sundermeyer points out that wanting to do a task and having to do it hold two different psychological implications. Words, such as, have to, should...

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New Year’s Resolutions

Posted by on Jan 10, 2014 in Exercise, Motivation, Weight Loss

New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s is the most popular time when people make promises to themselves to exercise more and get into better shape. We start off the New Year with good intentions. We feel optimistic and hopeful. But, within a few weeks, our intentions and determination fizzle out.’ It’s hard enough to make changes in our life and accomplish what we desire…. but if our goals are unrealistic then we start off at a disadvantage and it’s easy to get discouraged and give up. As the old saying goes….if we start off on the wrong foot we end up on the wrong foot. Statistics show that over 60% of...

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Fun Exercise Challenge

Posted by on Sep 2, 2013 in Blog, Exercise, Motivation

Fun Exercise Challenge

Fun Exercise Challenge  Our culture has made exercise a complicated issue. We’re constantly bombarded with how long, how hard and how often we should exercise in order for exercise to be beneficial. As a result, most people associate exercise as an inconvenience, boring, hard work or time consuming. So, it’s no wonder over 60% of our population doesn’t exercise on a regular basis and inactivity has become an “epidemic.” The good news is there is overwhelming scientific evidence that says we don’t have to exercise long and hard for exercise to be beneficial. As a matter of...

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